CCRC Webinar |  Autoignition Behaviour of Low Carbon Fuel: Ammonia Blended with Dimethyl Ether


Autoignition Behaviour of Low Carbon Fuel: Ammonia Blended with Dimethyl Ether

Presenter: Dr. Binod Giri, Senior Research Scientist

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM


There has been a lot of talks about replacing conventional vehicles with electric vehicles (EV) completely to mitigate green-house gas emission. Are we yet there Or is EV the only best option in transportation sector to abate the dramatic climate change?  The main culprit of global warming is CO2 produced from burning the fossil fuels. So, how about looking into zero carbon and/or carbon neutral fuels to alleviate environmental impacts of green-house gas emission? To this end, my talk will focus on the combustion behavior of low carbon fuel e.g. NH3/DME blends.


Dr. Giri received his master’s degree (Gold Medalist with distinction) in physical chemistry from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1995. He has also obtained a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Canada. Being the valedictorian in M.Sc. degree, the university hired him at the rank of assistant professor where he continued to work until 2000 before moving to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany as a DAAD scholar to pursue his Ph.D degree. He obtained his PhD degree (Magna Cum Laude) in physical chemistry from KIT, Germany in 2005. After obtaining PhD, he took a postdoctoral position at Argonne National Laboratory, USA where he developed a diaphragmless shock tube and successfully coupled it to a time-of-flight mass spectrometer for high temperature kinetic studies. Between 2007 and 2014, he worked at different Canadian universities holding definite-term positions. Before joining University of Calgary, he spent more than a year as a visiting professor at Acadia University, Canada investigating gas phase reactions of atmospheric importance and teaching chemistry courses for undergraduate science and engineering students. At University of Calgary, he taught several general and physical chemistry courses.  Dr. Giri joined KAUST in 2014 as a research scientist, and recently he got promoted to a senior research scientist.

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06 Apr, 2021
16:00 PM – 17:00 PM